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Allison Catfish Farm & Restaurant

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Friendsville $$ - $$$, American, Seafood
403 S Union Grove Rd, Friendsville, TN 37737-3229
+1 865-995-9245
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“catfish” (34 reviews)
“baked potato” (5 reviews)
“hush puppies” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
403 S Union Grove Rd, Friendsville, TN 37737-3229
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going here for years since Uncle Bud's Catfish went out of business and you would be hard pressed to find better Catfish anywhere. All the sides are very good here as well. Have to say it is a little higher on price...More

Thank 732dcarroll
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Catfish, shrimp, chicken tenders., some sides. That it. Comes, small, med, and large. The small for me was plenty and I left one piece on the plate. Not a fan of catfish, went with 2 other couples that loved it. I would have loved a...More

Thank vamom7678
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Classic Tennessee catfish, shrimp and chicken. My husband raves over the catfish but my favorite is the blackberry cobbler. Family owned and frequented by locals. Service is a bit slow but friendly. They do run out of certain things so go early. Seasonal.

Thank Dana C
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Our first time here based on a friendly recommendation. Reminds me of a place back home in NC. Great food and homemade desserts! Can't ask for more. Well service was great too!

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My parents were visiting us and they love fried catfish and shrimp, so I stumbled upon this place while searching the Knoxville area for catfish. We grew up going to a place like this at my grandparents in Arkansas. A small, locally owned family restaurant....More

Thank SmurfySmurfette80
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Here's an off the beatin path kinda place. Great atmosphere lots of windows view out over the ponds Great people and home fresh catfish dining.

Thank Leslee E
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I don't even like catfish really so i used to go with my friends and family and would eat chicken fingers, BUT that all changed when one of my friends begged me to try the catfish, it was GREAT!!! I love this place. The owner...More

Thank asweet223
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I read all the reviews and have been to Allison's twice (well, 3 times if you count the time I went because I didn't know they weren't open until a week later). Both times I seem to have been seated in "no man's land"-no server...More

Thank llstom
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This is the best catfish ever and definitely worth the wait. Save room for dessert. The coconut cream pie is light and a perfect finish for the palate. Come later in the evening to avoid the lines.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Because of reviews we waited along time to be seated. After that we waited a long time to be helped. We had catfish platters and they were fair.

Thank Mary L
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Brenda C
Can you call ahead?
14 June 2016|
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Cindy H
When does the restaurant close for winter.
4 September 2015|
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Response from Jack R |
OCTOBER 29th was the LAST DAY of the season at Allison's Catfish for 2016!
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Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 S Union Grove Rd, Friendsville, TN 37737-3229
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Friendsville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-995-9245
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